DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY 2022

  • Yarding Numbers: 2,298
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: July 27, 2022

The number of stock reduced by more than half of the previous weeks level down to 2,298 head at Dalby. Supply from far Western Queensland also declined to 485 head, and 94 from South Australia, plus a small consignment of 45 head from New South Wales. The trend of one major export processor absent from the buying panel continued, however, export processors and store buyers from Victoria were present and active in the market. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock experience very little change in price. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed could not maintain the levels of the previous week. However cows improved by 10c to 14c/kg with plain condition lines receiving the largest gains.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 570c to average 528c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 485c to 528c with the occasional sale to 572c, and restockers averaged 540c/kg. A large sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 467c with isolated sales to 500c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 498c to average 444c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 422c to 451c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 440c to average 408c, with some to processors reaching 451c/kg

A small selection of bullocks made to 416c to average 406c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 284c and made to 318c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to export processors averaged 252c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 320c with a fair sample at 313c/kg. Bulls made to 322c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,500/unit.

DESCRIPTION WEIGHT Low c/kg High c/kg Avg c/kg
Bullocks 320 398 360.8
Feeder Steers 400-500kg 356 496 440.3
Heavy Heifers <400kg 264 451 408.2
Slaughter Heifers 310 376 317.9
Heavy Cows >500kg 270 320 313.4
Medium Cows 420-500kg 200 300 287.3
Store Cows <420kg 156 156 156.3
Heavy Bulls >600kg 228 290 240.2
Light Bulls <600kg 302 476 444.0
Yearling Feeder Steers 300-400kg 242 506 456.9
Yearling Feeders Heifers 300-400kg 295 448 422.3
Weaner Heifers 280 480 451.6
Weaner Steers 300 570 541.9